The programme offers creative production skills and aesthetic knowledge on filmmaking practices and process congruent with the film industry. In contemporary society, the development of culture industries such as film, television and the Internet has led to a surge in the number of people producing visual material for a trans-global market, including related areas in film production administration, archiving, distribution, research and producing. The study of film production provides a practical way of thinking about these developments within the framework of academic study and offers ways of understanding this very important development in contemporary culture, both creative and practical. Study places aesthetic, practical skills and knowledge within the wider filmmaking process in order to understand their role in creating meaning in film artefacts through the combination of various skills, techniques and technologies. At the centre of the course is a clear practical and theoretical film focus; here, the course team encourages and supports the development of your personal perspectives and ideologies as a means to develop filmic stories, which are realised in the production of your creative films through drama, documentary and experimental forms. The course also examines and engages with practical film theory in genre, master filmmaking techniques, avant-garde techniques, indie-practices, specialist craft skill areas and cultural issues surrounding film so that you can develop wider perspectives on the use and function of film production. Open 24 hours a day, our Multimedia Centre offers outstanding industry-standard facilities including two HD TV studios with green screens, a newsroom, a computerised radio studio, and facilities for multi-track audio recording. A wide range of equipment is available and the Centre is an Apple Certified Training Centre.